Friday, July 18th, 2008

4th of july and other miscellany

Not much needs to be said about what we did on the 4th. We headed downtown and set up camp at Harbor Park. I only got one picture though. I know, pure laziness and what a terrible mom I am to not capture the memories. The show was actually pretty good. Mike was a wonderful husband and got us a funnel cake to munch on while we waited for the lights in the sky. Is it sad that that’s about all I remember from the night? Oh, the girls and I did spend a half an hour in the port-o-potty line. Pure excitement!

Without further ado, here’s the one picture I shot from the night. Daddy and the girls are standing on the rocks overlooking Lake Michigan.

Tonight we will be camping out with other people from our church. Mike could hardly contain his excitement for this upcoming event. So in preparation we did a practice camp-out last Friday night. It was very windy all night and a thunderstorm blew through around midnight. Mike insisted it would be fine to remain in the tent. However, around 3:00 a.m. the storm picked up again with numerous lightening bolts very close to us and winds demanding that our tent fly away. Mike made the call to have us move back into the house.

The next morning Mike discovered that we would have gotten quite wet had we stayed in our hobbit hut.

Annie’s new thing is that she wants to name every object/animal/person. So we told her she could call the tent Coleman. Clever, huh? The next day when we were at REI in Milwaukee gathering up more camping supplies Annie noticed many other things with the same name. “Look, Daddy, that thing is called Coleman, too,” she exclaimed. Poor child just doesn’t get it.

We still carried on with the camping out theme and used the camp stove to cook breakfast, scrambled eggs and oatmeal. I took my meal inside though. What a grouch I was! I actually was quite grouchy that morning with only 4 hours of sleep the night before.

No worries about us though if any rains try to deter us on this evening’s camp-out. Mike spent quite a bit of time re-waterproofing our tent. Wish us luck!

Wait! One last thing. Just had to share this. Something we saw on a recent grocery trip…a banana hammock. Gotta love it when I remember to keep the small cam in my purse.

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